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Anne of Green Gables 

TV-G | | Drama, Family | TV Mini-Series (1985)
An orphan girl, sent to an elderly brother and sister by mistake, charms her new home and community with her fiery spirit and imagination.
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Top Rated TV #250 | Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 11 wins & 6 nominations. See more awards »
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Charmion King ...
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 Mrs. Amelia Evans 2 episodes, 1985
Rosemary Radcliffe ...
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 John Sadler 2 episodes, 1985
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 Mrs. Allan 2 episodes, 1985
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 Rev. Allan 2 episodes, 1985
Paul Brown ...
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Trish Nettleton ...
 Jane Andrews 2 episodes, 1985
Jennifer Inch ...
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Dawn Greenhalgh ...
Jack Mather ...
Vivian Reis ...
 Mrs. Spencer 2 episodes, 1985
Samantha Langevin ...
 Mrs. Blewett 2 episodes, 1985
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 Alice Lawson 2 episodes, 1985
Sean McCann ...
 Dr. O'Reilly 2 episodes, 1985
Roxolana Roslak ...
 Madame Selitsky 2 episodes, 1985
Robert Haley ...
 Professor 2 episodes, 1985
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 Mr. Barry 2 episodes, 1985
Morgan Chapman ...
 Minnie May Barry 2 episodes, 1985
David Roberts ...
Nancy Beatty ...
David Hughes ...
 Thomas Lynde 2 episodes, 1985
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 Prissy Andrews 2 episodes, 1985
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 Moody Spurgeon 2 episodes, 1985
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 Punch Woman 2 episodes, 1985
Rex Southgate ...
 Section Head 2 episodes, 1985
Juliana Saxton ...
 Pink Woman 2 episodes, 1985
Molly Thom ...
 Lace Woman 2 episodes, 1985
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Sandra Scott ...
 Mrs. Harrington 2 episodes, 1985
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Ray Ireland ...
 Mr. Hammond 2 episodes, 1985
Martha Maloney ...
 Fairview Nurse 2 episodes, 1985
Stuart Hamilton ...
 Mme. Selitsky's Accompanist 2 episodes, 1985
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At the turn of the century on Prince Edward Island, Matthew Cuthbert and his sister Marilla decide to take on an orphan boy as help for their farm. But they get an unexpected jolt when they're mistakenly sent a girl instead: Anne Shirley. Anne's a dreamer with an unusual point of view, far removed from Marilla's pragmatic ways, and it's only on trial that Marilla agrees to keep Anne...if Anne can keep out of trouble, only Anne has a positive genius for it. As Anne falls into a series of scrapes (and off a roof), makes a bosom friend, searches (and finds) several kindred spirits, Matthew and Marilla discover that their lives have become a great deal richer, now that Anne is at Green Gables. Written by Kathy Li

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Drama | Family

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Anne auf Green Gables  »

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Trivia

Katharine Hepburn was originally approached to play Marilla Cuthbert. She declined, but suggested her relative (great-niece), Schuyler Grant for the role of Anne. See more »

Goofs

Reflected in the window behind Anne at the train station. See more »

Quotes

Marilla Cuthbert: Oh, you blessed girl. I know I ought to stick to it and make you go to college, but I've learned better than to stand in your way. Gilbert Blythe will be teaching, too. Won't he?
Anne Shirley: Yes.
Marilla Cuthbert: What a nice looking young boy he is. He looks a lot like his father did at that age. We used to be real good friends, he and I. People called him my beau.
Anne Shirley: And what happened?
Marilla Cuthbert: We quarreled and I wouldn't forgive him when he asked me to. I wanted to after a while, but I was stubborn and I wanted to punish him first. ...
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Version of Anne of Green Gables (2016) See more »

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Vienna Blood
Written by Johann Strauss
Played at ball and heard on phonograph
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A perfect example of storytelling
30 June 2003 | by See all my reviews

This film is absolutely gem (sequel included). The direction, acting, script and cinematography is spot on. I feel that the casting director should get a special mention as I don't believe you can find a better cast to play out the characters in the book. I feel this is where it mainly succeeded where other versions have failed. Megan Follows is Anne in every way. Excellent performances from Coleen Dewhurst and Richard Farnsworth help bring the story to life as well. A film translation from a book is never better than the book itself. I think this film and it's sequel are an exception.


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